UNC-Asheville vs VMI

UNC Asheville 89, VMI 86

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Matt Dickey scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds in UNC-Asheville's 89-86 win over Virginia Military Institute on Thursday night.

Dickey was 6 of 10 from the field and sank 11 free throws.

UNC-Asheville (17-7, 12-1 Big South Conference) took its first lead of the game, 18-15, behind a three-point play by Dickey and pushed that lead to 50-39 at halftime. However, VMI opened the second half on a 21-7 run to take a 60-57 lead 14:06 left to play.

The Bulldogs rallied to tie it at 78-all and regained the lead, 82-79, behind two Jeremy Atkinson jumpers. Dickey's two free throws put UNC-Asheville ahead 88-84 with 28 seconds left.

The Keydets (11-10, 6-5) cut the deficit to 88-86 and got the ball back with 17 seconds left. But Michael Sparks missed two free throws, and Stan Okoye missed a jumper and then a layup after grabbing the offensive rebound.

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NC-Asheville (17-7) «503989
VMI (11-11)394786

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UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
J. Atkinson, F255-62-233212
Q. Jackson, F152-40-02034
M. Dickey, G386-1011-1152326
C. Stephenson, G318-132-384319
J. Primm, G293-72-23238
J. Lane275-70-131410
K. Hornsby193-74-562410
T. Meyer110-20-00220
C. Littlejohn30-00-00000
J. Harn10-00-00000
J. Roberts10-00-00000
Totals 32-5621-2431162489
 57.1%87.5% 
VMI Keydets
R. Burks, F353-70-06528
N. Gore, F305-92-421414
S. Okoye, F267-96-962420
K. Gabriel, G345-142-444414
Q. Upshur, G334-56-962315
M. Sparks251-46-91039
J. Weethee152-40-00116
J. Watson20-00-00010
Totals 27-5222-3527152286
 51.9%62.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Winthrop15-326-770
UNC-Ash.15-323-1073
Liberty14-421-14173
Gardner-Webb11-719-14186
High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329
 
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